400 Level English

Courses at the 400 level afford intensive engagement with advanced topics in English Studies. Offered as seminars, these courses enable students to engage in intimate and sustained conversations about literary and other cultural materials, and to pursue compelling and original avenues of research.

Please consult the University Calendar for a full listing of our ENGL courses, not all of which are offered in a given year. Our department also offers Film Studies and Creative Writing courses.

Below are our course offerings; click on a course to see its description.

Spring 2020

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 430/582 A1 Studies in Method: Reading and Critique
S. Rangwala & 
B. Capper
TR 1000-1250

Summer 2020 (July 27-August 14, 2020)

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 426 A1 In Pursuit of the Whale Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Fall 2020

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 405 A1 Victorian Poetry and Poetics P. Sinnema MWF 1000-1050
ENGL 407 A1 Studies in Texts and Cultures: Constellating Moby-Dick M. Simpson MWF 1100-1150
ENGL 430 A1 Studies in Theory: A Geopoetics of Habitat S. Krotz TR 0930-1050
ENGL 465 A1 Studies in Gender and Sexualities: #metoo and Canadian Literature J. Rak TR 1400-1520
ENGL 483 A1 Studies in Popular Culture: J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium T. Wharton MWF 1300-1350


Winter 2021

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 407 B1 Studies in Texts and Cultures:  MWF 1200-1250
ENGL 409 B1 Studies in Literary Periods & Cultural Movements:Aesthetics of Disruption Cancelled MWF 1300-1350
ENGL 409 B2 Studies in Literary Periods & Cultural Movements: Modernism and Perpetual Crisis R. Brazeau MWF 1300-1350
ENGL 430 B1 Studies in Theory: The Traumatic Event K. Ball MWF 1100-1150
ENGL 467 B1 Studies in Race and Ethnicity: "Afterlives" of US Slavery T. Zackodnik TR 1230-1350

Previous Offerings

Winter 2020

Course Title Instructor Time
ENGL 401 B1 Studies in Authors: The Cultural Politics of Jane Austen K. Binhammer TR 0930-1050
ENGL 402 B1 Studies in Genres: Academia in Contemporary Fiction A. Braz TR 1100-1220
ENGL 409 B1 Studies in Literary Periods & Cultural Movements: The Old English Language J. Considine MWF 1100-1150
ENGL 425 B1 Studies in the History of Books: Reading, Readers and Mass Media D. Fuller TR 1230-1350
ENGL 481 B1 Studies in Empire and the Postcolonial O. Okome MWF 1200-1250